This weekend in CLAX the 1-1 Toronto Shooting Stars took on the 0-1 Barrie Blizzard. Toronto was coming off an overtime win over the Durham TurfDogs while the Blizzard lost in a gutsy effort to the Oshweken Demons. The Stars were motivated to get their first win at home in this game as the failed in their first attempt this season but a Blizzard warning was in effect for Toronto as Barrie wanted to spoil the party.
Barrie got off to a hot start in the game as Mike Teeter scored in the first minute to give the Blizzard a 1-0 lead. The Shooting Stars would come back strong though as they would score five consecutive goals which was sparked by a goal from Aaron Brown. The Stars would lead 6-2 after the first quarter. The Blizzard would score early in the second to cut the lead to 6-3 but once again Toronto would respond with another multi goal run in order to extend their lead. Barrie Starting goalie Scott Komer would see his night end as he was pulled as the Blizzard trailed 10-3. Derek Collins would attempt to keep the Blizzard in this game and put on an admirable performance but Toronto was too much as the score was 12-5 at half time.
Once again Barrie would score early in the third quarter to make the score 12-6 but once again Toronto would answer back with multiple goals. Barrie though countered with four straight goals of their own in order to make the score 14-10 as the two teams headed for the fourth quarter. In the final quarter Toronto goalie Angus Dineley shut the door on the Blizzard as he stood tall and would not allow another goal while Toronto would add four more to preserve an 18-10 win and move to 2-1 on the season.
Toronto was all over Barrie in this game as every Toronto runner notched a point except one. Toronto was led on offense by Aaron Brown as he one goal and six assists for a seven point night while Mack O’Brien and Derek Hopcraft each added a hat trick.
For Barrie they were led by Mike Teeter who had four goals and two assists while five other Barrie players had multi point games. The Blizzard though had no answer for Toronto as they were dominated from the start in this game.
Toronto finishes up their week four schedule on Monday night as they face a stiff test at home against the Oshweken Demons at 8pm at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. While the Blizzard will look for their first win as they travel to Brampton to face off against the Inferno on Saturday February 9.